Photo of the Day: Study in contrasts between Hong Kong and Taiwan leaders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two days after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won a landslide victory with over 8.17 million votes, a Hong Kong illustrator posted a cartoon showing the stark contrast in po...

Japan reaffirms friendship with Taiwan despite China warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In spite of warnings from the Chinese government against congratulating Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her re-election, the Japanese government reaffirmed Tuesday ...

Taiwan KMT members suggest removing ‘China’ from party name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan. 11) presidential and legislative elections, younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) have called on leaders to re-eva...

Australia seeks closer Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian government congratulated Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Jan. 12) for getting re-elected and added that it hoped to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan. The...

Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges...

2020 Taiwan elections: battle of the generations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 general elections in Taiwan have been called a faceoff between the younger and older generations, with surveys showing that at least 50 percent of first-time vote...

KMT members demand that Chairman Wu resign as party chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voices have emerged from within the Kuomintang (KMT) to demand that the party's chairman, Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), be replaced following blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan...

60 countries have congratulated Taiwan's President Tsai on re-election: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) landslide victory in the 2020 elections, representatives from all over the world have delivered messages of congratul...

Former UN ambassador praises Taiwanese for standing up to Communist China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) victory in the presidential election on Saturday (Jan. 11), former American representative to the United Nations Nikki Ha...

Chinese netizens declare 'Vegetable English' defeats 'Korea Fish' in Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China used its vast arsenal of human and robotic censors to block all news about Taiwan's elections domestically, Chinese netizens used the phrases "Vegetable ...

Enoch Wu loses Taipei's 'duel of hunks' to Chiang Kai-shek's great grandson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Young, rising Democratic Progressive Party star Enoch Wu (吳怡農) lost what local media called "the duel of the two hunks" (雙帥對決) with Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Wa...

Taiwanese cosplay candidate, Sunflower Movement activist wins legislative seat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Sunflower Movement activist and avid cosplayer Lai Pin-yu (賴品妤) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a hotly contested race for New Taipei City's 12th ...

Taiwan People's Party secures five legislative seats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People's Party (TPP), founded by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), has secured 11.2 percent of the legislative-at-large election votes, which will guarante...

Taiwan voters arrested for damaging election ballots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese citizens have been detained after destroying their ballots while another was arrested for trying to sneak his presidential vote out of a polling station. ...

Young Taiwanese overseas compatriots come home to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) final campaign rally before the general election took place on Ketagalan Boulevard (凱達格蘭大道) Friday night (Jan. 10), and 80 Tai...